Sudden death rugby, there's nothing like it.

Phase work just won out over flair as Harvey Round Motors Ratana are the sixth Tasman Tanning Premier team remaining in the new-look Division 1 after holding off Settler's Honey Ngamatapouri 32-31 inside the Pa on Saturday afternoon.

In a wild game of rugby with nine tries, one red card and three yellows, both sides had been foxing before kickoff in their attempt to remain in the top grade, with the unexpected arrival of some special guests.

It will give no pleasure for the four Senior teams who come up to the new